By Vincent Ferrari
On October 25, 1987, the WWE debuted a new guy. He wasn’t just any new guy, he was a guy who painted his face, wore neon tassles, and ran to the ring like it was on fire and he had the only bucket of water in the world. He was so different. We had strong guys in the WWF before him, but we never had a guy cut up like this with boundless energy who cut absolutely insane promos. Bobby Heenan famously said during one of his early matches that “This guy makes coffee nervous.” He was unique even at a time when the WWF was way more willing to try gimmick characters than at any point in their history.
W is for…
From: Blackpool, England
Height: 6’2” Weight: 240lbs
Signature Move: Regal Stretch
- 4 time European Champion: defeated Al Snow 16/10/2000, Crash Holly 04/12/2000, Diamond Dallas Page 21/03/2002 and Spike Dudley 06/05/2002
- 3 time Hardcore Champion
- 2 time Intercontinental Champion: defeated Edge 20/01/2002 and Santino Marella 10/11/2008
- 4 time World tag team champion: with Lance Storm defeated Booker T and Goldust 06/01/2003 and The Dudley Boys 20/01/2003, with Eugene defeated La Resistance 15/11/2004 and with Tajiri defeated La Resistance 07/02/2005
By Sarah Jacoby
Just like that, another WrestleMania has come and gone. The end of an era is never easy, but it helps that another one is beginning just around the corner. And it helps even more that we already recognize those faces. Paige, Emma, Alexander Rusev, Xavier Woods, and now Adam Rose and our former champion Bo Dallas all look to be making a big impact on the big stage (or will be making one soon). And that’s good news for our little show too, because it means we’ll get to see our own new set of faces and characters to set up another season. Tonight’s episode felt like it was truly part of that transition in giving our midcard more of the spotlight while continuing to push the charisma of Adam Rose and beginning to spell the end for our good friend Bo.
The JKWrestling Star of the Week Apr 7-13, 2014: Eric Young
TNA crowned a new World Heavyweight Champion in the fallout from Wrestlemania and it was perhaps the greatest performer in the company’s 2014 calendar year. Eric Young is the star of the week.
The JKWrestling Match of the Week Apr 7-13, 2014: The Shield def. The Wyatt Family on Main Event
By Becca Seghini
So we are now three months down the line and there’s still been no sign of CM Punk despite the latest rumour stating that he is still receiving royalties from the WWE. I, like any Punk fan, am waiting in hope for his return, although I have now come to terms with the fact that this is looking very unlikely. We all had time frames in our head when we all thought he would make a miraculous appearance. At Elimination Chamber? At the Raw in Chicago surely, his home town, a wrestling town? At Wrestlemania to stand up against the authority? At the Raw after Wrestlemania because we all know big things happen there? But there was nothing. No sign of our beloved hero. So here is my problem, and it has been my problem since the day he left. By walking out the way he did he has lost a great deal of my respect, and that is something I thought I would never say.
By Rodney Remo
In the wake of WrestleMania, a showdown that pit WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan & WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos’ against Corporate Kane, The Viper & The Animal descended into chaos. Plus, new “Paul Heyman Guy” Cesaro Neutralized Big Show and Bray Wyatt made an extreme statement to John Cena. The 14-time World Champion John Cena opened SmackDown, celebrating the extraordinary moments of both Sunday’s epic WrestleMania 30 pay-per-view and the following night’s Raw. However, from out of nowhere, he was interrupted by The Wyatt Family, shrouded on darkness on the TitianTron. While conceding that he lost on The Grandest Stage of Them All, Bray Wyatt revealed that the experience allowed him to understand that he has to go to the extreme to bring out the “monster” in the Cenation leader.
By Becca Seghini
It has been a huge weekend for the WWE with a great show on Sunday – Wrestlemania 30 certainly lived up to the hype – and with that it has been a great time for the Divas. Their match on Sunday was very good although it was placed in a very unfortunate position on the card, having to follow Brock Lesnar beating The Undertaker. Nevertheless, they used their time well and it was the perfect way to show off the division and what talent it holds.
RIP Ultimate Warrior
By Joseph Wade
The night after Wrestlemania has always been a historic one for the WWE. In the past we’ve had the return of Brock Lesnar and the debut of multiple top stars, not to mention countless title changes and rabid European audiences. On paper, this years Raw provided all of the above and generally put out a great show. Yet, with fallout from The Undertaker’s impending retirement missing and a lot of character introductions, Raw may have missed a step with the casual audience and in doing so could’ve missed a step with regard to cashing in on the huge pay per view it was coming off the back of.